I’m Done with Cake…

January 18, 2011

no really, my history here is not good.  Let’s take a trip back in time to 2008…

Remember that Dangerous Cake recipe?

Or how about the time I cheated?

Prepare yourself for my latest kitchen disaster…The World’s Ugliest Cake…

The Ugliest Cake you have EVER seen

“Thanks for the cake, but did you drop it on the floor?” — text message from my husband

“It looks like a dalmatian!” — side note from my bestie

Personally, I think it looks like a squirrel danced all over it, but no matter how good it tasted, I’m leaving the baking to the bakers from now on.

On a bright note, I did succeed at making my first (and last) diaper cake for a baby shower last week.

Diaper Cake Centerpiece for baby shower

Ingredients:  50 newborn diapers, 5 wash cloths, 2 pairs of socks, and 3 rubber frogs

 

 

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shower(ed)

July 22, 2009

Thanks to all my best girls for such a wonderful time!  Special thanks to Aunt Pam and Lee Anne for all your hard work and love.

Here’s a peek…

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Bluebirds, daisies, and butterflies!  (and cake…yummy yummy cake)

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Bird sugar cookie favors, and a bird bath soap dish…with precious monogrammed little soaps.  Perfection!

Of course we were showered with many gifts and little lovelies.  But these I’ll cherish, always…

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Thanks again girls!  I’ll never forget it!

Easter Recap

April 14, 2009

I ventured home for Easter…the first time in nearly 10 years.

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It was great to see that not much had changed.

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The Brosef still gets excited for the Easter Bunny.  I apologize for the blurry photo…he was bouncing around like a kid who had consumed a few too many peeps.

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Lee Anne’s competitive nature was out in full force.  Not only did she produce the prettiest eggs, she also dominated wii bowling.

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Dad baked and constructed the famous Bunny Cake.  Oh how I missed Bunny Cake.

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I helped decorate Mr. Bunny, although, the whiskers were all Dad’s idea.

Fun times indeed.  Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you all!

So I received a forwarded email (thanks val) with this included…”The Most Dangerous Cake Recipe.”

Take a coffee cup and add:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • large coffee mug

Mix all the dry ingredients well.  Then add the egg…mix…then the rest of ingridents…mix.  Then put that bad boy in the microwave for 3 minutes.

Where’s the danger?  You are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake.  Dangerous indeed.

We all know I’m not much of a cook…but this just sounded sooooo easy.  So I gathered up all the ingredients and gave it a whirl.

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Yes, that is a mickey  hand measuring spoon.

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ooooo cake!

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ugh!  icky-icky poo!  Dangerous cake, not so dangerous after all.  Maybe it was the vanilla extract that expired in 2004 (it was only a splash?)  or maybe it was the cocoa blend…but the most logical answer (considering my history), would be that it’s all the cook’s fault.  I get it…I should stick to painting food, but should any of you folks out there with five free minutes to kill decide to give it a try, do let me know if it’s just me…or the stupid recipe.

Fat-Free Fruitcake that is! Check them out over at The Produce Stand. Oh yeah, did I mention they make their debut at only $15!  And well…it wouldn’t fair to have Rockstar Reds on Sale without ALSO running the $15 sale on the Eat Your Greens series…so go shop around and have some fun!  Hope you like!

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For his birthday…

September 30, 2008

He wanted cake.  Homemade cake.  A challenge he presented to me with little faith, I tell you!  Now, I’m not one to turn a blind eye to my abilities (or lack there of)…but a decision had to be made.  Do I step up to the plate and overlook my poor track record in the kitchen?  Take a risk and hope that it is edible?  Or call for backup?

Skip on over to my FLICKR page to find out!